IGP Amitabh Thakur vows to oppose UP govt’s move in Yadav Singh case
Lucknow : Firing a fresh salvo, suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur on Thursday accused Uttar Pradesh government of wasting public money by challenging a High Court order for a CBI probe against former NOIDA chief engineer Yadav Singh in a graft case and vowed to oppose it.
The attack by Thakur, in a letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, came as his wife and activist Nutan Thakur also took on the SP government, alleging Lokayukta N K Mahrotra had been pressurised to shield UP mining minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati and approached the Governor for a probe against the anti-graft ombudsman, reports PTI.
The suspended DGP opposed the UP government’s move and warned of moving court to fix responsibility of officials “who spent huge funds for filing the unwarranted petition in the apex court.” “The Allahabad High Court in its order dated July 16, on the PIL filed by my activist wife Dr Nutan Thakur, handed over the case to CBI terming it as being symptomatic of misuse of authority by people in the corridors of power, on which the CBI has started the process,” Thakur said in the letter.
The UP government has filed this Special Leave Petition (SLP), on certain technical grounds, merely to stop CBI inquiry and huge amount of state exchequer will be “squandered” on big advocates hired for this, Thakur alleged.
The UP government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order for a CBI probe into corruption charges against Yadav Singh. Meanwhile, activist Nutan Thakur wrote a letter to UP Governor Ram Naik seeking inquiry against Lokayukta N K Mahrotra for his alleged role in protecting the state mining minister.. The Thakur couple are in loggerheads with the Samajwadi Party supremo since last May.
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